Crime & Justice

Crime & Justice

Zitnanska Hints at Giving up on Prochazka’s Bid, as It May Backfire

Slovakia should give up on Radoslav Prochazka's bid to become an additional judge of the EU General Court in Luxembourg and seek a new candidate, hinted Justice Minister Lucia Zitnanska (Most-Hid) after the Government session on Wednesday.

Coalition Urges Kiska to Appoint Constitutional Judges Promptly

Bratislava, March 13 (TASR) - President Andrej Kiska has grossly violated the Constitution by failing to respect the Constitutional Court's opinion, and based on the recommendations of the Venice Commission he has no right...

Kollar Questioned by Police over Communications With Underage Girl

Bratislava, March 9 (TASR) - We Are Family party leader Boris Kollar spent more than four hours on Thursday being questioned by the police regarding his communications with an underage resident of the Clean...

Suspect Device Removed from Presidential Palace Gardens

Bratislava, March 7 (TASR) - Pyrotechnicians on Monday dealt with a suspect device fixed to a tree in a publicly accessible part of the Presidential Palace gardens, President Andrej Kiska's communications advisor Roman Krpelan...

Two Syrians from Germany Arrested in Slovakia for Smuggling Migrants

Bratislava, March 6 (TASR) - The Slovak police have pressed charges of people smuggling against two Syrian nationals with temporary stays in Germany who were caught attempting to smuggle a 23-year old-Syrian woman with...

Police Recommend Charges against Footballer Vladimir W. Jr.

Bratislava, March 6 (TASR) - The police have concluded an investigation into alleged drunk driving by Slovak national football team player Vladimir W. Jr. last October with the recommendation that Bratislava I District Prosecutor's...

Slovak Courts Slowed Down in 2016

Bratislava, March 3 (TASR) – Slovak courts slowed down last year in deciding on cases in all three key areas, with the situation concerning civil and trade lawsuits deteriorating quite significantly, while a reform...

Cabinet Approves Range of Judicial Changes

The Government on Wednesday approved a host of changes to legislation governing the judiciary, which include introducing a regional judicial selection, the assessment of judges' performance by dedicated commissions, and a more effective system of disciplining offending judges.

Man Facing Corruption Charges Remanded in Custody

Bratislava, February 28 (TASR) - An employee of an agricultural payment agency identified by a court only as Peter O. who is facing charges of corruption will be prosecuted in custody, according to a decision by the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Zitnanska: Anti-extremist Laws Abused by Some to Court Kotleba Voters

Bratislava, February 28 (TASR) - Justice Minister Lucia Zitnanska (Most-Hid) is disturbed to witness an anti-extremist package of criminal legislation abused in a political struggle with an eye towards acquiring voters of Marian Kotleba's far-right People's Party Our Slovakia (LSNS), TASR learnt on Tuesday.

Christian Youth Files Complaint Over Alleged Bribery at Bratislava Council

Bratislava, February 22 (TASR) - Christian Democratic Youth of Slovakia (KDMS) filed a criminal complaint with the Prosecutor-General's Office on Wednesday over the alleged bribing of Bratislava City Councillors that was supposed to take place before the past week's vote on absolute ban of gambling in Bratislava, TASR learnt on the same day.

Woman Who Made Threats Against Muslims Taken Into Custody

Banska Bystrica, February 19 (TASR) - A Specialised Criminal Court judge in Banska Bystrica has partially accommodated the request by the Special Prosecutor's Office to take a 24-year-old woman identified as Sheila Sz. of Ruzomberok (Zilina region) into custody, TASR learnt on Sunday.

SaS Files Criminal Complaint over Energy Bills

Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) MPs Jozef Rajtar, Jana Kissova and Karol Galek submitted a criminal complaint with the Prosecutor-General's Office on Friday over energy bills amidst the recent controversy surrounding higher energy charges as of January, TASR learnt later in the day.

Impostors Use Bird Flu as Pretext to Rob Elderly Woman

Komoca/Nitra, February 16 (TASR) - As several cases of bird flu have emerged in recent weeks especially along the rivers in south-western Slovakia, impostors have begun using the situation as an opportunity to be...

Nobody Jailed for Animal Abuse; Animal Ombudsman Dissatisfied

Bratislava, February 12 (TASR) - Six people were convicted by Slovak courts of mistreating animals or failing to provide appropriate care for them last year, but none of them ended up in prison, TASR...

Agriculture Ministry to Take Steps to Keep Slanske Forests in State Hands

The Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry and the state-run forestry company Lesy SR will take steps to ensure that the Slanske Forests remain the property of the Slovak Republic, Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matecna (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) told a news conference held on Friday with Lesy SR general director Marian Stanik in attendance.

Young Afghan Attacks Two Men with Knife in Bratislava

Bratislava, February 7 (TASR) – A police investigator has pressed charges of wounding, rowdiness and unlawful threats against a 22-year-old man from Afghanistan who set upon two men with a knife in Bratislava on...

Loss at US Court Might Complicate Slovakia’s Position in Talc Arbitration

American investigation authorities are examining reasons for arbitration between a company called EuroGas and the Slovak Republic concerning the allegedly illegal withdrawal of a licence for talc mining in Gemerska Poloma (Kosice region).

Police: Crime Rate in Slovakia Lowest since Independence

Bratislava, February 6 (TASR) – The crime rate in Slovakia fell again on an annual basis in 2016, this time by 5 percent, while the police's success rate in resolving individual crimes improved, said...

Public Perception of Corruption Holds Steady, Direct Experience Falls

The public's perception of the extent of corruption among politicians and civil servants remains largely unchanged, even if fewer people report first-hand experience with corruption these days, according to findings of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) within the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP).